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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
from women in both the romney and obama camps. there is one thing the obama and romney campaigns can agree on. women are a key to victory. until last week's debate, the gender gap strongly favored president obama. he had a double digit lead with women. now as the poll are tightening, the advantage has begun to disappear. one reason both sides are trying to energize their female supporters by turning to the candidates' spouses. ann romney was in rif mond yesterday. this is the first lady's second time in virginia in a month. >> i think she he will braces those values that women embrace and care about. and i think she definitely fires the women up. >> reporter: obama supporters waiting in line before the event say they trust the president to preserve their rights. >> equal pay for equal work. >> i have a daughter. it took a long time for women to gain what we have as far as rights. and it would be taking a giant step backward to vote in romney. i mean, he is against the right for a woman to have control over her body. >> reporter: but romney supporters says reproductive rights and othe
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
polls put him down by about 3 percentage points, and democrats here figure romney's still got a way to win nationally, even though last night his efforts seemed to get back on track. republicans in denver, mitt romney declared his campaign is rejuvenated. >> we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: a new mood after many saw a new mitt romney last night. >> let's get back to medicare. the president said that the government can provide the service at lower cost, and without a profit. >> reporter: in control, assertive. presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> it's very rare that impressionistically stylistically there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> reporter: at a rally in denver the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: later today at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said on spending and taxes. >> he may do a tap dance and two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe
NBC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of 2012. we are in the final three weeks of the campaign now. barack obama and mitt romney took their game up a notch last night in the debate and gave every indication today they will keep up the intensity in the final stretch. steve handelsman has the latest from capitol hill. steve? >> jim, thanks. how did last night play in virginia, for example, ohio, the rest of the battleground states? that's what matters most. pollsters try to figure out the answer, the candidates headed out to try to move those numbers. the day after the debate, they went to swing states, still battling. former governor romney in virginia. >> i just think the american people had expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years. he can't. he spent most of his time trying to talk about how my plan won't work. >> his tax plan doesn't add up. his jobs plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit. >> reporter: president obama in iowa. >> mitt romney's trying to sell you a sketchy deal. we are not buying it. >> reporter: p
NBC
Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
swinging against his critics. good evening. >> president obama and mitt romney take the stage at 9:00 tonight for their second presidential debate. democrats predict president obama will be livelier than he was last time. republicans believe romney will be energized by a new set of positive poll numbers. steve handelsman is at hofstra university where tonight's debate will take place. >> thanks. good evening. from hempstead, long island. with mitt romney ahead in a new poll in the all important swing states. even more is riding on the presidential debate here tonight. the pressure is on but so was the smile. barack obama headed to the hofstra debate. >> i feel fabulous. look at this beautiful day. >> reporter: mitt romney got sunshine from a starting poll by gallup for usa today that shows him leading now in 12 battleground states from colorado to florida to ohio. since the debate in denver, romney over obama, 50-46 among likely voters because gallup found romney trails with women in the swing states by just one. a once wide gender gap closed. te obama disputes the numbers. a shift
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
>> reporter: hi, jim. down in vmi today, mitt romney said particularly in the conflict involving the israelis, the arabs and iran, only with a new president would we get the chance romney says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change course in the middle east. our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they will end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he would be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: romney said president obama's making it more dangerous by resisting israeli prime minister netanyahu's apparent willingness to attack iranian nuke plants. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more pros pous middle east, along with us. i share this hope. but h
NBC
Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
virginia. and mitt romney just finished up. we have team coverage. we begin with julie carey in charlottesville. hi, julie. >> reporter: hey there. you can see they're wrapping up here now. a couple hours ago, anover flow crowd here at the pavilion. for them the debate was almost an afterthought. their focus was bruce springstein. his focus, inspiring voters to get to the polls on election day. ♪ >> bruce springstein is on a battleground blitz of his own. first ohio, then iowa, now virginia. his we take care of our own has become a theme song played at all the obama rallies. ♪ >> later he explained why he is taking an active role in these final weeks of the campaign. >> i'm here today because i've lived long enough to know that despite those galvanizing moments in history, the future is rarely a tide rushing in. it is more often a slow, slow march. inch by inch. >> reporter: most who came to the rally were already president obama supporters. analysts say with the toss-up right now and recent momentum turning romney's way, these events can make a difference. >> i think may
NBC
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
stops in virginia today for president obama or mitt romney. but the two candidates won't stay away for long. julie carey reports now, governor romney had someone campaigning for him today in fairfax county. >> reporter: four years ago senator john mccain was waging his own battle to become president. >> mitt romney understands like ronald reagan did. >> reporter: in 2012, he has a less demanding but still busy campaign schedule as a surrogate for mitt romney and senate candidates locked in tight races around the country. defense issues he believes could shift romney's way. mccain knows well about a weapon held by the obama campaign. >> we can count on the obama voter turnout operation to be very effective. they have been, they've been in place for a long time here in the commonwealth of virginia. but i also see this rising enthusiasm, and enthusiasm many times will make up for a good machine. >> reporter: mccain will make one prediction about virginia, a long election night. >> the only conclusion that i think both of us could draw is we better get some sleep on november the 6th, b
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> our viewers are sharing their pictures of the storm's damage. these are from devin drive in fall church. she writes that there are four trees down on this street. two of them in the same yard. if you have pictures you would like to share, e-mail them to us at isee@nbcwashington.com. >>> mitt romney plans to return to full time campaigning tomorrow after several events canceled because of the storm. president obama won't return to the campaign trail until thursday. the president may have the most to gain or to lose from sandy. >> reporter: the second day off the campaign trail in
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
coined a new word, to spotlight what he says are mitt romney's shifting positions on key issues. >> we've got to name this condition that he's going through. i think -- i think it's called romneshia. >> reporter: the president then applied romneshia to a list of hot-button topics most focused on women. >> if you're saying you're for equal pay for equal work but you refuse to say you would sign a bill for equal pay for equal work, you might have romneshia. if you come down with a case of romneeshia, here's the good news, obama care covers preexisting conditions. we've got a cure. we can make you well, virginia. >> reporter: supporters were fired up. >> i loved the fact that he talked about education. i love the fact that he believes in equal pay for women and men. i love the fact that he wants to move forward. >> reporter: the romney campaign had its own choice words calling the president's speech a comedy routine in intended to divert attention from the economy. >> when you have no record to run on, you try and distract, divert and to attack the other side. that's clearly what his camp
NBC
Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
points since the first debate. >> i now believe florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: nationally now it's a die. turnout could be key. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win re-election. >> reporter: mitt romney is hoping to enthuse his backers in tonight's clash on foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya, charging the president tried to cover up an al qaeda attack. and an iranian nuclear weapons, romney will vow to be tough but not rush to war. president obama will point out he killed osama bin laden, and ended the war in iraq. and a new nbc poll finds by 46% to 38%, voters feel mr. obama would better handle foreign policy in the future than mr. romney. in lauderdale by the sea, a county barack obama won easily in 2008, rob said he'll vote for the president again. >> it's difficult to imagine people who have not made up their mind. >> reporter: julianne hasn't decided. >> i just want the economy to go up, up, up. >> reporter: in ohio, vice president biden said it has. >> america is coming back. 31 straight months of
NBC
Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
produce a victory. and so the candidates are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada. where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas, and out of excuses, and in november you'll put him out of office. >> reporter: ryan went to ohio, where he and romney closed a five-point gap to one. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion in upward mobility. >> reporter: colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all-nighter. >> reporter: starting in iowa, where his lead is down to two points. >> iowa, you know me. you know that i say what i peen. >> reporter: he charged governor romney with bait and switch. >> the bait is the problem that his plan creates 12 million jobs, the switch is his plan doesn't create 12 million jobs. >> reporter: joe biden was in the buckeye
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney's numbers that moved the most since the debate. not barack obama's. so the pressure tomorrow night is on the incumbent. >> hello, everybody! >> reporter: president obama, whose last public outing not too overcorrect. don't be too aggressive tomorrow night. at the town hall style debate -- >> yes, he needs to show he's tougher and push back more. he doesn't want to come across as a bully. mitt romney, the advice he's getting is to engage with these questioners. in town halls he has a tendency to back away. >> reporter: debate number one, erase the president's lead in virginia, and reduced it in other swing states. the race is tied nationally in two new polls. mitt romney's likability has shot up after the denver debate. and romney's not mentioned in the new obama ad. >> stick with this guy. he will move us forward. >> reporter: the new romney/paul ryan ad replayed the vp debate. >> absolutely. we're going in the wrong direction. >> reporter: in wisconsin today, ryan pushed turnout. >> vote early absentee, getting people to the polls. >> reporter: the same message later in ohio. >> w
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> earlier in our broadcast, we had a report from jim rosenfield in bingesburg, new jersey. much of the jersey shore was destroyed. fired fueled by natural gas destroyed more than a dozen homes on that island town. sand and debris are covering the roads and firefighters cannot get close enough to battle the flames. emergency management officials say the houses were destroyed two days ago when sandy hit and those fired flared up again last night. >>> president obama saw firsthand what it would take to restore the hundreds of miles of shoreline devastation in new jersey. jay gra
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country. like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall at center call, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old democratic debate veteran. >> joe biden's been on this stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president sometimes hurts team obama with gaffes, with trademark bravado, that he won't dodge. >> looking forward to it. >> reporter: the stakes in danville look higher after last week's debate in denver. >> the reason is that mitt romney's developed significant momentum from his debate performance against barack obama last week. >> reporter: romney, who last night held a big rally in sidney, ohio, narrowed the gap in that key state. in the new nbc poll, no change in florida, obama by one. romney ahead now in virginia, up three since the debate. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you talk a
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, and they say it may be mitt romney's best chance to lose his underdog image. steve handelsman is in denver with the latest. >> reporter: jim and doreen, thanks, good afternoon. when this debate starts tonight here at the university of denver, moderator jim lehrer will ban booing and hissing and clapping, so we, america, can concentrate on what these candidates have to say. more than 60 million americans could watch tonight's debate. >> i've made up my mind but i'd still like to see both of the candidates sweat a little bit. >> reporter: president obama looked relaxed this week. mitt romney, too. but he knows he has to change perceptions tonight. more voters now see romney negatively than see him positively. and that loses elections. >> only two presidential candidates in the last 20 years have had a net negative image at this point and one of them lost, george h.w. bush. >> reporter: romney got good news from three battlegrounds in florida. he's now behind by just one point. still way down in ohio. but in virginia, romney's down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney's
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a few political points. >> reporter: political points is exactly what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> this president calls his policies going forward. i call his policies forewarned. >> reporter: romney said the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states -- that, that unemployment rate is going to come down, not because people are giving up and dropping out of the workforce, but because we're creating more jobs. >> reporter: on social media, some conservatives accuse the obama administration of doctoring the jobs number. former general electric ceo jack welch wrote "unbelievable job numbers. the chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change the numbers. >> it's ludicrous to hear that kind of statement. >> reporter: secretary of labor denies any political motivations a saying the numbers are real. while romney launches tv ad as promising to do better than president obama. >> i have a detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> reporter: obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has com
NBC
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
news poll that shows mitt romney edging ahead of president obama. 50% to 47%. the president made a stop in virginia today, northern virginia bureau chief julie carey spoke to voters there about who they think will win in november. >> you may notice that my voice sounds just a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: by the time he reached bird park, the president's two-day fly-around to six battleground states is already taking a toll on his voice. this crowd of 15,000 was one of the biggest in virginia this campaign season. there was no new material in mr. obama's speech. with 12 days to go, this rally was all about asking supporters for their votes, and asking them to redouble their efforts to get others to the polls. >> if you're willing to roll up your sleeves with me, and work with me, knock on some doors with me, make some phone calls with me, we'll win richmond. we'll win the commonwealth of virginia again. we'll win this election. >> reporter: uva center for politics director larry calls virginia a true tossup. >> th
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to the presidential race. mitt romney is campaigning with new jersey governor chris christie in ohio for a second straight day. they attended a townhall style meeting today with employees with a company that makes natural gas compressors. romney will spend two of the next three days in ohio and will appear at a rally tonight with his son josh. first lady michelle obama is hitting the campaign trail in president obama's place. there are two more campaign events on her schedule. she's spending her days with supporters at stops in colorado. >>> the supreme court took up affirmative action today. the justices heard arguments about a case involving a 22-year-old from texas who claims she was denied admission to the university of texas in austin because she was white. the school says it uses race as one of many factors to fill roughly 25% of its class. and they say they do it to help promote diversity on campus. the student and her legal team says race should not be used at all. the ruling could change admissions policies at virtually every college and university across this country. >> i hope the cour
NBC
Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is helping mitt romney in crucial swing states. steve handelsman is joining us from capitol hill tonight. >> reporter: good evening. doreen knows this at gut level, but winning the votes of women is complicated for both political campaigns. they figure it involves jobs, and then equality in the workplace. respect, and reproductive rights. focusing on women, president obama went to new hampshire, another swing state where he's lost the lead with time running out. >> 19 days, new hampshire. >> reporter: the president figures a key to a comeback is women. he lost his big advantage with women nationally after the first debate. in the second debate, tuesday, mitt romney boasted he'd ask the help of women's groups to staff his massachusetts governor's office. >> they brought us whole binders full of women. mine had more women and senior leadership positions than any state in america. >> reporter: that, said mr. obama today, is a difference between him and mr. romney. >> we don't have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women. >> reporter: what about equal pay for
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> president obama landed in los angeles about an hour ago. he's there to raise big money from celebrity supporters. he will speak at a con skert at the nokia theater where bon jovi, stevie wonder, and katy perry perform. tonight he'll speak at a $25,000 per person fund-raising dinner. that's $25,000 a person. the obama campaign is looking to build on his record-breaking month. the campaign raised $181 million in september. >>> mitt romney wrapping up a three-day campaign swing through florida where he spoke to a crowd of 12,000 today in port st. lucie. romney talked about last week's debate and said the president struggled because he can't defend his record. he's already seeing a bounce from his debate performance. a new rasmussen poll shows romney leading president obama by two machine points in that battleground state. >>> a wedding celebration takes a violent turn. a massive brawl broke out between two wedding parties at a hotel bar in philadelphia. youtube video shows a chaotic
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> anyone trying to get out of town tonight is having bad luck. transportation reporter adam tuss is out at national airport now where every single flight has been canceled until further notice. adam? >> reporter: yeah, jim, as you can see behind me, the wind picking up here. certainly no flights getting out of dca right now, no flights out of dulles, not out of dwi marshal. you should expect more of the same tomorrow. obviously you can't fly in this kind of weather. and there are no planes here at reagan national. they're in other cities where they're stationed. they'll all have to be bro
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of him. >> reporter: but mitt romney charged today biden doubled down on the denial when he said we weren't told u.s. diplomats in libya asked for more security. >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: back in cincinnati, a bakery is polling ohio voters with cookie sales. so far, it's obama in the lead. just four days until the president and mitt romney face off again in their second debate on long island. from cincinnati, steve handelsman, news4. doreen, back to you. >>> i'll take it, steve. all the hype during the baseball season may come down to game five. the nats won a heart-pounding game against the cardinals last night. now all they've got to do is one more time. dan hellie down in nats park for more on this. >> this is why you do it, vance. why you grind out 162 games during the regular season. spring trning, if you're a fan, it's why you have season tickets. gave five of the divisional series tonight. the nationals se
NBC
Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with sandy. mitt romney cancelled all of his sunday campaign stops in virginia. he's going to ohio instead. president obama hasn't scratched any events yet, but air force one is changing its flight schedule, and vice president biden cancelled a sunday stop in virginia beach. >>> still ahead tonight, a silent salute for a police officer killed in prince georges county. >>> plus, we're continuing to update sandy. >> reporter: as the threat of sandy becomes more real for residents in rehoboth beach, citizens prepare for the worst. i'm erikaerica gonzalez, more c up. >>> search nbc washington weather in itunes or the android market. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee...
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> about 1,500 supporter of the maryland dream act rallied in prince george's county, the act making it easier forechildren of immigrants to attend college and on the november ballot as question four. news 4's derrick ward followed the march from langley park to the university of maryland. [ chanting ] >> reporter: one of more than a dozen questions in the november ballot in maryland. question four essentially allows the children of immigrants who have gone to school and lived in maryland at least three years to pay in-state tuition at at community college regardless of their immigration status. >> got into this country at 16. $10 in my pocket when i arrived at new york city. of course, no education. the hardest thing i ever had to do. >> reporter: this act gives no freebies. to get to the ballot, prerequisites tacked on. paid tax, registered for selective service, plan to apply for full citizenship. supporters of the act say they want equal footing for all college boun
NBC
Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> police are investigating the shooting death of a woman in st. george's county. officers headed to ham lan street and found the woman dead at the scene. police have not released the woman's name or made any arrests. >>> police in montgomery county say they do have suspects though in a robbery and shooting last night in wheaton. police say a man was shot and robbed around 11:30 on mcmahon road near windham lane. no arrests yet, but police say they have identified people who may be involved. >>> to iran today, denying report that it agreed to negotiate about its nuclear program directly with the united states. the white house dismissed the same report yesterday. iran says talks are ongoing with an int
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. athat's what the plan georged allen supports...action would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity. >> i told you it was ugly, the weather was ugly, the pittsburgh uniforms were horrible. the defensive play was even worse. >> it was interesting, of course, and you want that time back, right? >> absolutely. >> cooley's
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